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Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198797456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198797456.001.0001

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Islamic Monuments as Christian Trophies

Islamic Monuments as Christian Trophies

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(p.49) 3 Islamic Monuments as Christian Trophies
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Admiration and Awe
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Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797456.003.0004

Chapter 3 approaches the notion of trophy through historical accounts of the Christianization of the Córdoba and Seville Islamic temples in the thirteenth-century and the late-fifteenth-century conquest of Granada. The first two examples on Córdoba and Seville are relevant to explore the way in which medieval chronicles (mainly Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada and his entourage) turned the narrative of the Christianization of mosques into one of the central topics of the restoration myth. The sixteenth-century narratives about the taking of the Alhambra in Granada explain the continuity of this triumphal reading within the humanist model of chorography and urban eulogy (Lucius Marineus Siculus, Luis de Mármol Carvajal, and Francisco Bermúdez de Pedraza).

Keywords:   Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Ferdinand III, Alphonse X, Catholic monarchs, Córdoba Mosque, Sevilla Mosque[ Granada Alhambra[ Lucius Marineus Siculus, Luis de Mármol Carvajal, Francisco Bermúdez de Pedraza

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